After addressing minimum pay standards and progression plans this term, the Starkville Board of Aldermen authorized a new staffing study that will position the incoming administration to continue tinkering with personnel issues beyond next year.
Former Starkville Alderman Frank Davis says he's once again prepared launch a door-to-door petition drive in Oktibbeha County in an effort to force any potential OCH Regional Medical Center transaction to a countywide vote.
Ward 6 Alderman Roy A. Perkins wants the mayor and his fellow aldermen to have more information about potential city hires and says department heads will be held accountable if they do not provide full reports to the board in the future.
After a months-long assessment of OCH Regional Medical Center, consulting firm Stroudwater Associates' report states supervisors should "explore transactions as soon as is practical" while the hospital continues to improve its sustainability in case a sale or lease option isn't available.
Consultants are scheduled to reveal the results of a months-long study of OCH Regional Medical Center next week, and the report is expected to recommend whether supervisors should keep the publicly owned medical facility or explore outside partnerships, a lease or an outright sale of the hospital.
Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Superintendent Lewis Holloway and District 2 Supervisor Orlando Trainer have begun preliminary discussions about the county assuming the leases of two abandoned high school campuses, both men confirmed Wednesday.
The viability of developer Mark Nicholas' 117-bed hotel project is still unknown after a legal notice scheduling a new foreclosure sale of its 2-acre site next month was published Tuesday.
Former Mississippi State University men's basketball coach Rick Stansbury is looking to cut the costs associated with his Oktibbeha County Lake lease, Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School Board Attorney John Hill confirmed Monday.
Starkville aldermen are expected to formally hire Aramark Higher Education senior resources manager Navarete Ashford as the city's new human resources director next week, marking the first time the board has reached out of its ranks and hired an external to lead a key department this term.
Work to upgrade a key Ward 3 sanitation line is entering a second phase of work this week after contractors extended piping about 3,000 feet, said Starkville Utilities General Manager Terry Kemp.
While numerous political controversies, flash points and moments of ballyhoo have drawn attention in Starkville, the city's mayor and board of aldermen quietly accomplished almost all of the goals defined by the administration's strategic plan for the term.
The intersection of Louisville Street and Lynn Lane could soon become home to a new Dairy Queen and gas station.
Oktibbeha County supervisors are looking to install safety implements, including lighting and a traffic signal, at the intersection of Old Highway 25 and Poor House Road after multiple traffic accidents were reported in the last week.
Developer Mark Nicholas received about $909,000 in tax increment financing reimbursements from Starkville after the board of aldermen accepted his Cotton Mill Marketplace plat Tuesday despite future upkeep worries for a private road connecting the development to public infrastructure.
A proposed Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market is in jeopardy after the Starkville Board of Aldermen denied two different tax increment financing proposals Tuesday.
Oktibbeha County is moving toward conducting a cost-benefit analysis that could lead to the purchase of the Starkville Wet N Wild waterpark and assumption of Oktibbeha County Lake lease agreements associated with the property.
The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors named Sharon Livingston interim chancery clerk Monday after learning procedural rules prevent the former deputy clerk from issuing payroll checks to employees.
Oktibbeha County supervisors will discuss the vacant chancery clerk's position at its Monday meeting, but they will likely delay appointing an interim clerk until after funeral services for Monica Banks, who had held the position for the past 20 years.
Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Superintendent Lewis Holloway will not appeal two misdemeanor simple assault convictions handed down in Oktibbeha County Justice Court in August, his attorney, Roy Carpenter, confirmed Thursday.
On the first Tuesday after the first Monday in each November -- and all other primary, runoff and special election days -- Joe Baker, Sissy Smitherman and their fellow Oktibbeha County election commissioners can be found at the circuit court annex, surrounded by the hustle of election workers bringing in the county precinct boxes.
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